Jérémie Decalf Le Cours d'Anatomie

Jérémie Decalf Le Cours d'Anatomie

Jérémie Decalf Le Cours d'Anatomie

Jérémie Decalf Le Cours d'Anatomie

Jérémie Decalf Le Cours d'Anatomie

There are times when I’m sent beautiful imagery accompanied by a raw story that stays with me and inspires me to notice the mundane things we often pass without thought.  Things like the eerie stillness of an anatomy lab after a class.  The way anatomical models are left and the composition they create in a large cold room.  Scientist, photographer, and illustrator, Jérémie Decalf, has recorded such occurrences, and his story follows below.

My name is Jérémie, 28, French, and currently working as a scientist at the Instituto de Medicina Molecular in Lisbon for 2 years. Beside my work, I am passionate with illustration and photography and I just packed together a set of photos I have been taking the last 18 months.

This is called “le cours d’anatomie” and you can see it here http://www.lomki.com/pages/anatomie/galerie.html

The institute is located inside the hospital Santa Maria which has a MD training program. In the context of my daily work, I have the occasion to go through the corridor where the anatomy classes of 1st year students are taking place. I have been fascinated by the representation and models they use for these classes. They are quite detailed and interesting, but as the same time they have some kind of old-fashion charm and a real aesthetic that I wanted to capture. So for the last 18 months, while going where I keep my laboratory mice (which happens to be in the same corridor), I took my camera and made some shots on the way. Not moving anything, letting chance placing the organs, the chairs and tables.